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Summer Sunsets by Nitroxyl Summer Sunsets by Nitroxyl
By combining a ton of different skins I've made a very lax and minimalist summer-themed desktop.

Wallpaper is included in the .RMSKIN file.

I used RocketDock paired with Windows Phone icons, and used Taskbar Eliminator to achieve that "Mac" feeling.

Taskbar Eliminator:
www.windows7download.com/win7-...

Windows Phone icons:
rocketdock.com/addon/icons/346...

Check out ds51-a on dA:
ds51-a.deviantart.com/


**Instructions for Rainmeter Layout**
  1. Download and install Rainmeter at rainmeter.net

  2. Download my .RMSKIN file on the right sidebar.

  3. Install the .RMSKIN file by double-clicking on the file and choosing to Install skin.

  4. Run Rainmeter. Double-click the Rainmeter icon in your taskbar icon tray.

  5. The installed skin should show up in the "Skins" tab.

  6. Open up each skin you want to use for your layout and double-click each "xxx.ini" file to load them onto your desktop.

  7. At this point you want to drag each skin to where you want them to be. Once you've achieved your desired look, using the Rainmeter popup you can untick "Draggable" so they don't accidentally get moved.

  8. Transparency effect: Load up the Manage Rainmeter window again and choose the skin you want to add transparency to. Have "Transparency" set to 30% with "Fade In" for "On Hover" effect.

**Instructions to change Weather, Font, Misc.**

=WEATHER=

Open up the "Manage Rainmeter" window by double-clicking the Rainmeter icon in your taskbar icon tray. Navigate to the Weather skin .ini file and click "Edit". Similarly you can Right-Click the Weather skin on your desktop and click "Edit".
A notepad text file will pop up. Scroll down to where you see "Location=" and "Format=".

CHANGING CITY:
Using USA as an example, you're going to have to change the skin to match your city's weather:

  1. Navigate to Weather.com.

  2. Choose whatever city you live in (example used is San Francisco). DO NOT input a Zip Code or a Postal Code. Just your city name will suffice.

  3. Grab the end code of the link which will be: USCA0987

  4. Paste it as so inside Location=_________

  5. Result: Location=USCA0987
    Format for the code is ABCD1234, 4 letters and 4 numbers. No more, no less.

CHANGING MEASUREMENT:

  1. Choose "f" for Fahrenheit, or "m" for Celsius.

  2. Type in whatever format you need inside Format=_

  3. Result: Format=f OR Format=m

=FONT=

  1. To get the correct font, download the BatmanForeverAlternate font pack at www.dafont.com/batman-forever....

  2. Install the font pack by double-clicking to open up the Font Installation preview window, then click "Install" at the top Left hand corner.


=MISC=

    Will add more here when you guys need other instructions.

**Instructions for RocketDock**

  1. Download and install RocketDock at rocketdock.com/DOWNLOAD

  2. Download Windows Phone icons with the link given above.

  3. Unrar the icon pack with your preferred program. (Ex. Winrar)

  4. Place icon folder in an easily accessible location on your computer as you will need to navigate to it frequently.

  5. Drag frequently used Program and File Folder Icons onto RocketDock.

  6. Right click each Icon and click "Icon Settings" at the top.

  7. Window will pop up, click the "+" to add your Windows Phone Icons folder.

  8. Find the appropriate Windows Phone Icon to match your Program.

  9. Repeat for each program/folder.

  10. Play around with Zoom, Sizing, Location on screen in RocketDock Settings to achieve desired look.


**To Achieve "Mac Feel"**

  1. Download Taskbar Eliminator using the link above and place in an easily accessible place.

  2. Run the program to "Kill Taskbar".

  3. Press Alt+T to Show/Hide Taskbar.



*07/21/13*

A big thank you to everyone who downloaded my Rainmeter skin pack!
It really blew up over the weekend with some new traffic from Lifehacker readers.
Please feel free to any ask question about this particular theme or if you need help with setting it up!
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panamaredd Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
I have a question, is there any way to turn off the "reflection" on the clock?

Otherwise, I'm really loving the skins, you've done a great job.
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Nitroxyl Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Hi there, sorry I don't know a way to turn it off because I'm not the original creator of the skin. 
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FabioSan1 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
Nice skin :) it's possible to have the 24H format on the clock?
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Nitroxyl Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
Edit the Clock skin and under "[MeasureHour]" change Format="%I" to Format="%H" for 24 hour format.
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FabioSan1 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
Thank you man ^^ great :D and great skin :D my desktop :)
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FabioSan1 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
My desktop say thank you ;)
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Nitroxyl Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
Haha you're welcome, glad you like it!
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oystir Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I am sorry. the picture looks very similar to one I am now using but I would really like to try this. I am very confused by your instructions though. Any help? Thanks.
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Nitroxyl Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
I've posted a very detailed instruction list in my original post. Please refer to that. But if you still need help, you can always ask me and I'll be glad to help you. :)
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WildcatCrazy Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
I should specify that I was talking about the date, weather, and cpu/ram font on Rainmeter, thanks again.
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